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2023 Environmental Engineering Students

There are about 5,381 students enrolled in Environmental Engineering in the USA.

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College can be an especially poignant time in one's life; it is a chance for individual progress and expansion. Students try to ascertain who they are as people and forge many of the rudimentary skills to be a flourishing member of society. But growth isn't entirely confined to a classroom environment - the late nights discussing the Second Intifada with a classmate, the wild anecdote received from an eccentric instructor, the exposure to a different take on things. Therefore, a diverse student body greatly enriches what you gain from your time spent in college.

Environmental Engineering is a slightly more ethnically diverse subject than average*. 60% of the United States' Environmental Engineering majors are white students, followed by students of other races**(19%), latino students (11%), and asian students (8%). The most ethnically diverse college* in the top 100 is University of California-Irvine located in Irvine, CA.

Moreover, Environmental Engineering is diverse with respect to sex, with practically 1/2 of students majoring in Environmental Engineering identifying as women. The most gender balanced school in the top 100 is Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA.

Another substantial type of diversity is wealth diversity. Environmental Engineering ranks in the top 32% of programs for economic diversity. 29% of its students come from families bringing in over $110,000 per year, 16% are from families who take home between $48,000 and $75,000 a year, and 24% grew up in low income households. Montana Technological University has the most economically diverse student body in the top 100.

Considering each type of diversity, overall CA is the most diverse state for Environmental Engineering. The Far West is the most diverse region, and the California Collegiate Athletic Association is the most diverse conference.

* diversity calculations and comparisons are based on Simpson's Diversity Index
** other races is used to refer to non asian, black, latino, or white

Diversity Statistics

Racial Diversity
  • Asian: 8%

  • Black: 2%

  • Latino: 11%

  • White: 60%

  • Other: 19%

    Gender Diversity
  • Male: 51%

  • Female: 49%

    Socioeconomic Diversity (By Household Income)
  • Under 30k: 24%

  • 30k - 48k: 15%

  • 48k - 75k: 16%

  • 75k - 110k: 15%

  • Over 110k: 29%

    Geographic Diversity
  • In State: 67%

  • Out of State: 27%

  • International: 6%

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